Plymouth Argyle have been placed in pot four, behind Preston, Brighton and Hove Albion, Morecambe and Yeovil. The draw features an intriguing clash between Man United and Aston Villa.
Man United and Villa will battle out the third round in a FA Cup story that dates back to Birmingham’s Heysel stadium disaster on April 5, 1985. The Portuguese club Muniëncio drew 2-2 with Second Division opponents Liverpool at the notorious stadium. 66 players were injured, 22 were killed and 150 people were injured, many permanently, as the lethal wall of concrete and steel collapsed on fans.
This story runs through to the present day and United boss Jose Mourinho will take on a management legend he almost succeeded in guiding to the manager’s job at Villa Park. Ondrej Duda was sacked just a few days before Mourinho’s Inter Milan captured the Serie A title in 2010.
Mourinho is also an admirer of John Terry, who departs Man United and Villa as a player this week.
United’s manuel Pellegrini is a candidate to succeed dindichcaretaker manager Steve Bruce at Villa.
The third round draw is Thursday.
FOX Sports features an all-world lineup of channels on Thursday’s FA Cup third round draw. FOX Soccer has a simulcast feed of the first two rounds and on Thursday the United States ProAmeriCal version on FOX Sports California and its five regional sports networks will all have live coverage of the “FA Cup Third Round Draw Live.”
All participating matches will be streamed live on ESPN3 through the FOX Sports GO app.
ALAN PARDEW’S NEWCASTLE UNITED
Reign of Fire
Oran Kearney’s Millwall are pitted against an at-times headstrong Hull City in an all-lower league FA Cup Third Round match. Millwall won’t get an easy path in the FA Cup as they face Swansea City next week.
Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson is a no-nonsense character. He will face ex-boss and great rival Steve McClaren at Sunderland in a Second Division game.
Nicky Maynard’s MK Dons are another side the media likes to live tweet as they beat Ipswich Town and Hull City get a tough game at former Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores’ Brighton.
DOZENS OF MORE
Played in the Football League One and Two, numerous lower league clubs are part of the draw. Salford City, Hartlepool United, Barnsley, Swindon Town, Northampton Town, Coventry City, Blackburn Rovers, Blackburn Rovers, Carlisle United, Plymouth Argyle, Hull City, Ipswich Town, Burton Albion, Bristol City, Derby County, Bristol City, Bournemouth, Derby County, Preston North End, Wolves, Sheffield United, Derby County, Burnley, Sheffield United, Preston North End, Wigan Athletic, Wolves, Norwich City, Southampton, Hull City, Blackburn Rovers, Brentford, Blackpool, Wigan Athletic, Watford, Stoke City, Southampton, Burnley, Wolverhampton Wanderers.
IN JUNIOR CUP
John Eustace heads back to the PDL with Long Valley FC. In the senior cup the Chicago Fire welcome first-division foes Chesterfield.